So my sister recommended these. She warned me that they were more than regular ones but soo worth it. Oh wait, WARNING!!!, this is a bit of a ladies post. Now that we got that taken care of, read on if you dare. So since having kids my ladies time has been unbelievable. Since my son I think I lose 4 months a year to that "time." Yes isn't that silly 12 weeks a year!! Who came up with that plan. Back to the point. So I stole some from her. Nope I did not ask, let's hope she doesn't read this. They were lovely. I went right out and got me some of my own. Hey, don't judge me, she steals stuff all the time! Ate all my cookies one day. Not sure pads are a fair trade. So if you want that monthly visitor to be a tiny bit less horrible go get some. I am totally a tampon person don't freak out on me. Remember that whole wanting to die thing?? Yep it just isn't enough, not if I want to make it to school drop off and back without being covered gotta use them both. That might be a bit traumatic for the little ones I think. OHHHH way too much information. But really try them they are great!